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This Artist Pushes Embroidery To Its Limits With Needles And Thread, Making It Look Like Paint

Meet the queen of embroidery painting — she crafts incredible landscapes using needles and thread to create colorful, intricate landscapes!

this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint

Over the years, we've seen many artists creatively pushing the limits of embroidery. Some adopt the traditional craft method to render simple line work, while others use needles and threads to create expressive brushstroke artworks and painterly blends of color.

this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint

And one artist to have perfected the hybrid artistry of embroidery painting is Vera Shimunia, a Russia-based artist. Her embroidery designs include pieces of landscape art, which have been expertly stitched with colorful threads.

this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint

Using different stitches, Shimunia manages to capture the vibrant beauty of nature vividly. With vibrant blues, whimsical pinks, and deep purples, each piece transports you to a world Shimunia has created, and which is inspired by nature and music.

this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint

French knot buds and Lazy daisy flowers fill embroidered meadows, and the colors of fields, mountains, and seascapes blend like oil on canvas.

this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint

One of the most striking aspects of Shimunia's embroidery is her colorful skies. Whether it's streams of sun rays or swirls of clouds, she crafts her sky scenes with vivid colors and rich textures.

this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint

But the intricate detailing depending on the difficulty, can take between three days to a month to complete a piece.

this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint

She told Bored Panda:

"I am thinking about future embroidery, I am preparing the necessary materials. Sometimes the picture in my head does not coincide with what I made, then I cut off threads and try again."

this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint

The talented creator is entirely self-taught, and just like many artists, she was inspired by 'love.'

this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint

She said:

"I just decided to try. And when I made my first embroidered piece, the boy I liked (he has great taste and he is in the art community) wrote to me: 'you did this?? So cool' and I decided to continue."

this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint

It took Shimunia about half a year to bring her vision to the public. She revealed:

"I started to publish my embroidery experiments on Instagram, and people began to write to me, 'can I buy it?' And I thought - why not."

this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint

While most of her embroidered landscape scenes are palm-sized, she also creates smaller pieces that aren't much bigger than your fingertip.

this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint

Some of Shimunia's latest works even merge textile art with photography to create spectacular surreal landscapes that are part photo-landscape, part embroidery-sky.

Scroll down below to check out her breathtaking creations.

this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint
this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint
this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint
this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint
this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint
this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint
this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint
this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint
this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint
this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint
this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint
this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint
this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint
this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint
this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint
this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint
this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint
this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint
this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint
this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint
this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint
this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint
this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint
this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint
this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint
this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint
this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint
this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint
this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint
this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint
this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint
this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint
this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint
this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint
this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint
this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint
this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint
this artist pushes embroidery to its limits with needles and threads, making it look like paint